The rift between Google and Facebook has been dug deep by Facebook's executive poachings, ultimate frisbee triumphs and partnership with Microsoft. But across that chasm reaches the love between Googler Brittany Bohnet and Facebook's Dave Morin. While my boss tracked down Bohnet the old-fashioned way at Marissa Mayer's birthday festivities, I kept tabs on my prey, Morin, via Twitter, virtually stalking him on a trip through New York that took him as high as a helicopter over Herald Square and as low as a night out with New York's most notorious gossip.
Morin's trip east began wide-eyed enough.
But soon after Morin landed…
…he fell prey to one of New York's busiest bodies.
Soon, New York began to take its effects on Morin, driving him to chemical cravings.
Not long after, Morin found himself trapped in the lair of one of New York's most powerful financiers. Would he sell out on Facebook, Bohnet, San Francisco and all that he holds dear?
He would, declaring this strange land and its sweet ambrosia "ftw." (That's "for the win," a term of praise.)
But Morin flew back home as if it never happened. On a $149 helicopter ride to JFK. And they say Facebook's hitting hard times?